On a five-day exploration of Los Angeles' most intriguing neighborhoods, visit historic, imaginatively designed private homes and vast art collections, and join local experts to admire the splendid array of the city's world-renowned architecture.
Famously described as "72 suburbs in search of a city," Los Angeles is a vibrant world unto itself. Over five days, traverse its diverse landscapes, and discover its exquisite variety of architecture, vistas, and people. From the Santa Monica coast and Hollywood Hills to the glamorous Downtown, behold the city's many faces, charting a history of architectural styles perfected by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Greene and Greene, John Lautner, and Richard Meier. For a change of pace, spend a day in historic Pasadena, known for its Arts and Crafts architecture, and admire beautiful gardens as well as extensive British and American art collections at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. On the final day, join curators at the Getty Center and the Autry Museum of the American West. And, before it opens to the public, take an exclusive look at Star Wars director George Lucas's eagerly anticipated museum devoted to the art of visual storytelling, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Along the way, meet local architects and experts who will share some of the most iconic homes and buildings that dot the Southern California landscapes.